Kate Ferguson


Kate leads the Consumer & CMO Practices at Johnson Partners where she is responsible for clients across the Consumer Products, Retail, Media & Entertainment, and Health & Lifesciences sectors.

Kate brings over 12 years’ experience as a leading search consultant coupled with 16 years in marketing at leading organisations including Westfield and Volkswagen. As a result, Kate brings an acute understanding of the consumer landscape, market dynamics, and the importance of identifying top talent to drive business success.

Kate’s visionary approach and deep insights into consumer markets makes her an invaluable asset to both clients and candidates. Her ability to identify and attract C-suite talent led to numerous successful placements and enduring partnerships between candidates and organisations. Kate is known for her authenticity, innate sense of curiosity, strategic thinking, and sheer determination!

Prior to joining Johnson Partners, Kate was a Partner at Hourigan International for 12 years, where she supported clients across various industries including Consumer Goods, Retail, Financial Services, Telecommunications, Education, Tourism, Not-For-Profit, Creative and Media Agencies as well as Management Consultancies. Kate has also gained tremendous knowledge in Data, Digital and Technology.

Kate holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Management and Marketing from the University of Tasmania and has studied Executive Coaching at The University of Sydney.

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